Archive for February, 2010

Bremen church files theft complaint against ex-employee

| February 18, 2010 | 0 Comments



The Haralson County Sheriff’s office is investigating a local church’s complaint that a former employee allegedly took between $200,000 and $400,000 over a 10-year period. A press release from the Haralson County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday, Feb. 8, the Rev. Sidney Garner of Victory Fellowship, 905 Hwy. 27 North, Bremen, filed a complaint against […]




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St. Augustine Church hires security and locks its doors

| February 18, 2010 | 0 Comments



A Waikiki church has hired off-duty police officers to provide security during Sunday services after three incidents of disruptive behavior by different people. The doors are now locked except during services at St. Augustine Church at 130 Ohua Ave., breaking a long-standing open-door tradition. "People need to feel safe in church," said the Rev. Lane […]




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Victims’ mom returns to church where sons shot

| February 17, 2010 | 0 Comments



RICHMOND, CA (KGO) — A special evening service was held Tuesday night to reassure members of the New Gethsemane Church of God in Christ that it is safe to come back and 90 members did so. "Lord, I didn't know the names of those young men that walked into this church, but tonight, I pray […]




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Former church accountant sentenced to 17 months for theft

| February 17, 2010 | 0 Comments



SPRINGFIELD — A former church administrator who stole more than $300,000 from a German Twp. church was sentenced to 17 months in prison Tuesday, Feb. 16. Diane Maddy, 55, of 3077 Sandalwood Ave., took the funds from Christ Chapel Church of God, 2404 Troy Road, between 2003 and 2009, officials said. She pleaded guilty to […]




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Church attack a case of theft: police

| February 17, 2010 | 0 Comments



MYSORE/MANDYA: Thirteen days after St Mathias Church in Malavalli was vandalized, Mandya police have confirmed it was only a case of theft. Three persons — Lokesh, Siddu and Zakir — have been arrested; an accomplice, Izaz, is at large. Police said Lokesh is involved in robbery cases and Siddu is Izaz's acquaintance. Zakir, who runs […]




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Teens charged with attempting to burn school, church

| February 17, 2010 | 0 Comments



ANDERSON — Two teen-agers have been charged with breaking into Homeland Park Elementary School and a nearby church before trying to set fire to both places Tuesday morning. Anderson County sheriff’s Sgt. Andy Tribble said the two boys, a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old, were arrested around 3 a.m. Each has been charged with one count […]




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Richmond church shooting victims aid police

| February 16, 2010 | 0 Comments



Two teenage brothers who were shot in a Richmond church are cooperating with police to help identify and arrest three hooded men who burst into the packed service and opened fire, police said Monday. The brothers, 14 and 19, were shot in the leg and shoulder during the violent invasion that sent more than a […]




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Boca Raton police: Synagogue vandalism a hate crime

| February 16, 2010 | 0 Comments



BOCA RATON – Boca Raton police on Tuesday were investigating the vandalism of a Boca Raton synagogue as a hate crime after burglars broke in, damaged property and left behind anti-Semitic and racist messages. Firefighters responding to a fire alarm around 10 p.m. Monday at Temple Beth El in the 300 block of Southwest Fourth […]




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Parish wants to know how Ponzi scheme could happen

| February 16, 2010 | 0 Comments



Leaders of St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church in Orange told parishioners they have hired a forensic accountant to investigate how the man put in charge of the church’s investments managed to possibly defraud them of millions of dollars, sources within the church confirmed. Church officials held a meeting last week during which they told parishioners […]




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Priest accused of embezzlement stands mute to theft charge

| February 16, 2010 | 0 Comments



PRAIRIE DU CHIEN – The Rev. Robert Chukwu shook hands and mingled in the Crawford County courtroom Monday before his name was called. The Catholic priest stared forward and pressed his lips together for most of his preliminary hearing as the district attorney laid out a felony theft case that accuses him of stealing about […]




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Church arsons plague East Texas, many coping with uncertainty

| February 16, 2010 | 0 Comments



TYLER, TX (KLTV) – The East Texas community is still coping with the uncertainty of knowing when and where the next fire will happen. "This is an environment that we're not used to dealing with," said Officer Don Martin with the Tyler Police Department. "We're not used to people just burning churches down." But some […]




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Suspects sought after Richmond church shooting

| February 15, 2010 | 0 Comments



RICHMOND, CA (KGO) — Richmond police are hunting for three suspects who shot two teenagers during Sunday church services. They have identified the suspects and say an arrest could come as soon as Tuesday. Deacon Ezekiel Wallace of New Gethsemane Church of God in Christ says the shooting is not going to shut them down. […]




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Israel official: India bomb attack not intended for Chabad house

| February 15, 2010 | 0 Comments



The bomb attack on a restrurant in Pune, India, not far from a Chabad Jewish center, was not directed at the Chabad house, an Israeli security official said on Monday. Nitzan Nuriel, head of counterterrorism at Israel's National Security Agency, said that the "attack in India was not directed at Chabad house, even though Chabad […]




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Reverend arrested on embezzlement charges

| February 15, 2010 | 0 Comments



A local reverend was arrested Friday on nine charges of embezzlement. The Rev. Johnnie Lee Jones, of 3330 Rockhill Church Road in Concord, turned himself in at the Salisbury Police Department. He is accused of embezzling $20,000 over two years from the Western North Carolina Association (WNCA) of the Southern Conference of the United Church […]




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Ring of déjà vu from 7 church blazes

| February 15, 2010 | 0 Comments



The Rev. James Nelson knows the devil's work when he sees it. And as federal, state and local investigators this week probed the ashes of seven East Texas churches burned by arsonists, the graying pastor of Greenville's New Lighthouse of Prayer knelt and prayed. “These are terrible things,” he said of the fires reported since […]




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